MAARS

USA QinetiQ UGV
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UGV    Company:  QinetiQ   
MAARS
Manufacturer: QinetiQ Status: in development, being evaluated by US DoD Background: Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS) incorporates feedback from US Army trials of three Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection System (SWORDS) variants of QinetiQ's Talon UGV. QinetiQ delivered the first MAARS to the US DoD in mid-2008 for evaluation. MAARS will form the basis of QinetiQ's medium (300-400lb) UGV family. MAARS can use non-lethal force by projecting the operator's voice through mounted loudspeakers or alternatively by pulsing a green, eye-safe laser to dazzle people. It can launch 40mm less-lethal ammunition, such as beanbags, smoke, star clusters and pepper spray, and lethal ammunition. If lethal action is required, an operator can launch 40mm high explosive grenades or engage with a 7.62mm M240B medium machine gun. MAARS is also equipped with a new manipulator arm having a 100lb lift capability Characteristics: weight: approx 350lb



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